Youth Ministry

Youth Programs at St. Paul’s are a vibrant part of our ministry. Ably directed by Kelly Moore-Spencer, they engage teenagers in the life of the church here at home and open their eyes to the Lutheran community at large.

Sunday School

Confirmation Program

Confirmation Sessions Begin

Tuesday September 8 @ 6:00 PM.

The first session of Confirmation Ministry will begin on Tuesday September 8 at 6:00 PM in Christ Hall. The sessions will last 45 minutes so please arrive promptly. The design of the program this season will allow for in person or remote participation by students grade 7 and up who have not yet confirmed their faith in Christ Jesus. Participants will be provided with a new study Bible. This is an edition of the sacred scripture that has proved helpful in past years and is accessible for students beginning the seventh grade. We will practice social distancing; each participant will have their own table and supplies. The sessions will video record the presenters (not the participants) so that any student not able to attend can have access to the session and complete the work independently. In addition to the Tuesday evening sessions scheduled, worship notes will be an ongoing part of the program. The worship notes forms will be provided along with all other necessary class materials. Worship notes can be completed through in person worship or by participating via the video recorded service posted to the church website. It is critically important that confirmation students who are not able to meet in person for class sessions discuss the materials with a member of their household. It is through conversations that faith and life is engaged. To enroll for the fall session please contact the church office 717-843-8155. The Confirmation Ministry follows the Small Catechism of Martin Luther. We will begin with the section on The Lord’s Prayer. The start date for the fall session is September 8 and the concluding date is October 27. We hope that all of our students grade 7 and up will engage in this ministry.

Summer Camp – Camp Nawawkwa and Camp Kirkenwald offer overnight, one week camping experiences and family rentals. All camp programs include games, swimming, campfires, Bible study, crafts, songs, Christ-centered worship and nature activities. They are led by well-trained caring counselors. http://www.lutherancamping.org/

Anyone interested in a service project at Kirchenwald or Nawakwa?  Contact Executive Director, Mike Youse, for some ideas!  Email:  myouse@lutherancamping.org  Camping Office: 717-677-8211

Recently, older students from our sister congregation in Tanzania have traveled to Central PA to be counselors at the camps. It is a wonderful exchange of cultures and worship practices.